Torn in Too Many Directions…

  I know that the rest of America is having another non-conversation about race in America because two old White men decided to say mean stupid things about Black people. I know that it’s a big deal when old White men say mean, stupid things about Black people because, you know, that never happens and it’s…

In the Grand Scheme of Things…

Photo: It’s crazy and gross here in MetroWest right now, but this morning was beautiful. And thank God, because we really needed to get out of the house…   You know, I was going to write all about the stupid racism going on in the world right now. Seems like there are a lot of…

[Quiet Thoughts] Take Time To Recognize Progress

Photo: Ursa Minor on the playground today. At a playground that might actually make me like playgrounds!   It’s Friday, dear reader! It’s the last Friday of April! Time to assess what I’ve done with my time. There were plenty of events to bemoan this month, and I’m sure that I chronicled them nicely enough, but…

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Photo: They took the construction dumpster off of our property yesterday! That was the last remnant of the renovation stuff that needed to be taken away. The driver was a salty New Englander and the truck made a mess of my lawn… but it’s gone now. It’s gone. Now, to clean up this mess…  …

Where There is Order, Chaos Is Never Far

Photo: We’re constantly asked by neighbors and family, “what’s your project right now?” Lately, it’s been the yard, which has been easy and exciting and refreshing. We were starting to get serious about painting the living room in dining room (in other words, we’ve been battling over colors and whether or not “accent walls” are…

[Quiet Thoughts] Keep Pushing. Someone Is Counting On You.

Photo: This photo of the boys in the early, blurry days of “mother of two,” is perfect for a lot of reasons. First, because I’m probably just as tired right now as I was when I took this photo. Second, because it so perfectly shows the power of a smiling face while you’re working hard….

The Demand to be Better Every Day

Photo: Ursa Minor at around 6ish months old. He has a smile that can light up the world. With that smile, that brain, and those curls… he will either save the world or destroy it. Either way, keep your eyes peeled for this one. He’s comin’ world, he’s comin’.   I started my path to…

[Quiet Thoughts] A Matter of Trust

Photo: I don’t really have a great picture to go with today’s post. I suppose that pretty days like the one pictured can send the mind to all sorts of different places.   A lot happened this week and I recounted most of the madness on Wednesday. Since then, I’ve been able to accomplish most…

“Um, am I a buffoon?”

Photo:  This is a pretty perfect representation of my brain this week. Just mush mushy mcmushmush. Nothing goin’ on in there at all. No thinking, no remembering, no nothing this week. Let’s set the scene: I got up yesterday morning a little late, but still managed to have a few sips of coffee before getting the boys…

To Industry and Vitamin D

Photo: My little bears thought that it would be a great idea to take the dirt out of my flower pot (remember that gift I gave The Husband during our anniversary?), disperse it all over my front porch and in their hair and all over their clothes. Allll of that diiirrt…. all of that curly, curly hair… There was…